Charts analysis: Sheeran secures second week at summit

Ed Sheeran’s fourth studio album, No.6 Collaborations Project, racks up a commanding second week at No.1, despite consumption sliding 51.29% week-on-week to 60,902 units (including 31,216 from sales-equivalent streams). Its lead over Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent – which remains at No.2 on sales of 16,134 copies – is down from 596.09% to 277.48%.

Sheeran has now spent 38 weeks at No.1, a total surpassed only by The Beatles (175 weeks), Elvis Presley (65 weeks), Abba (57 ...

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